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The Intercontinental Eurasia-America Transport Link: Key Element of a World Transport System. V.N.Razbegin. History of the Intercontinental Link Project.
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The Intercontinental Eurasia-America Transport Link: Key Element of a World Transport System
“… transport infrastructure is more than a mere economic task [for Russia]. Itssolutionhasadirecteffect… ontheintegrityofthecountryasawhole.”
President Vladimir Putin, May 2004
“We need transportation access to the sparsely inhabited regions of the country and promising industrial zones. … In effect, this means developing the sparsely inhabited regions of the country.”
President Putin, addressing the April 10, 2007 conference on Russia’s rail development strategy to the year 2030
“The Russian economy will … fully take up our historical mandate as the energy and transportation center of Eurasia.”
First Deputy Premier Dmitri Medvedev, Jan. 2007 at the Davos World Economic Forum
Why war? Why not a big project?
Former Governor of Alaska Walter Hickel
Electric power transmission line − up to 1500 Kv DC, 12,000-15,000 Mw capacity
Fiber optics telecommunications lines
Oil and gas pipelinesThe Intercontinental Link – a multimodal corridor
Accelerated global economic integration and development
Development of northern regions of Russia, the USA, and Canada, with enormous natural resources becoming linked to world markets
Positive impact on international political relationsGlobal importance of the Intercontinental Link Project
The Intercontinental Link will shorten the trip from Asia to America by 14 days
The Intercontinental Link − missing element in the global transportation network
Russia is the key link, connecting Asia and America
3% of world rail freight
in 2005 prices
TOTAL238.5 - 2005347.4 - 2030million tons
Construction of power stations exploiting tidal potentialPenzhinskaya 10.5 GWTungurskaya 5.3 GWCook Bay 9.4 GW
Increased benefits from development of the Southern Yakutia Hydroelectric ComplexThe electric power component of the project
Improved position in world transportation services markets, as well as energy and industrial markets
An important link in Russia’s own transportation network, linking Northeast Russia to international transportation corridors, thus bringing the country’s transportation potential to life
Precondition for intensive economic development and population of Northeast Russia (year-round transportation access, reduced transport costs, competitive advantages for key manufacturing)
Improved standards of living; new jobs; reversal of out-migrationThe Intercontinental Link as a national project – its importance for Russia
The Intercontinental Link, hydroelectric power, and raw materials deposits
в заливе Кука
Каскад ГЭС на р. Вилюй
Southern Yakutsk Hydroelectric Complex